Verisign published its Domain Industry Brief for the second quarter of 2014.
As of June 30, 2014 there are now over 280 Million domain names across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of four million domain names, or 1.4% over the first quarter of 2014.
Registrations have grown by 18.6 million, or 7.2 percent, year over year.
The base of country-code top-level domains (ccTLDs) was 129.3 million domain names, a 1.7% increase quarter over quarter, and an 11.5% increase year over year.
The .com and .net TLDs experienced aggregate growth, reaching a combined total of approximately 128.9 million domain names in the adjusted zone in the second quarter of 2014 representing a 3.7% increase year over year.
As of June 30, 2014, the base of registered names in .com equaled 113.7 million names, while .net equaled 15.2 million names.
New .com and .net registrations totaled 8.5 million during the second quarter of 2014.
In the second quarter of 2013, new .com and .net registrations totaled 8.7 million.
The order of the top TLDs in terms of zone size changed slightly when compared to the first quarter, as .cn (China) moved up two rankings from the seventh largest TLD to the fifth largest TLD, resulting in .uk and .org each moving down one ranking to sixth and seventh largest TLDs, respectively.
All other TLDs in the top 10 maintained their rankings.
The largest TLDs in order by zone size were .com, .tk (Tokelau), .de (Germany), .net, .cn (China), .uk (United Kingdom), .org, .ru (Russian Federation), .info and .nl (Netherlands).
.TK appears to have topped 25 million domain names but it should be noted generally there is no charge to register a .Tk.
Total ccTLD registrations were approximately 129.3 million in the second quarter of 2014, with the addition of 2.2 million domain names, or a 1.7% increase compared to the first quarter of 2014.
This is an increase of approximately 13.3 million domain names, or 11.5 percent, from a year ago.
Among the 10 largest ccTLDs, two exceeded 4% overall quarter-over-quarter growth: Tokelau (7.3 percent) and China (7.3 percent).
This marks five straight quarters where Tokelau has exceeded 4% growth.
As of June 30, 2014, there were 283 global ccTLD extensions delegated in the root (including Internationalized Domain Names), with the top 10 ccTLDs comprising 66.3 percent of all ccTLD registrations